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Meet Emily Meeks, our new program manager for Dementia Friends at the Memory Hub

September 30, 2022

Emily Meeks will work to increase awareness of dementia across Washington State as program manager for Dementia Friends at the Memory Hub.

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Meet Emily Meeks, our new program manager for Dementia Friends at the Memory Hub

September 29, 2022

Emily Meeks will work to increase awareness of dementia across Washington State as program manager for Dementia Friends at the Memory Hub.

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Let’s Talk Tech: Supporting family decisions about dementia home care technologies

September 28, 2022

A new study supported by the UW ADRC introduces the development of a new tool to promote shared decision-making around technologies used in home care for people living with dementia.

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Participate in SHARP: Sharing History through Active Reminiscence and Photo-Imagery

August 01, 2022

Participate in SHARP Seattle, a culturally engaging walking and brain health program that aims to improve cognitive health among older African Americans with ties to Seattle's Central District.

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Meet our new team members!

July 31, 2022

This month, we're highlighting student volunteer Izzy Anaya Carmona, and ADRC research coordinators Kinsey Chapman, Nick Ensroth, and Kristen Farris!

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Working, cell by cell, to build a better scientific atlas of Alzheimer’s disease

July 29, 2022

Research Made Possible by UW ADRC Research Participants: The Seattle Alzheimer’s Disease Brain Cell Atlas (SEA-AD) First Public Data Release

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Spotlight on KIRO radio: The Memory Hub is a new Seattle community center for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s

July 05, 2022

Give a quick listen to a new story on the Memory Hub on KIRO radio! Rachel Belle spotlights the Alzheimer's Association and several of the Memory Hub on-site community partners

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May 7th is National Brain Awareness Day

May 03, 2022

National Brain Awareness Day is coming up! Let's heighten awareness of the critical need for people to become brain donors to advance scientific understanding of Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.

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Creating connections with the African American community to find the best ways to assess cognitive aging and mental health during a pandemic

March 17, 2022

After seeing how the pandemic limited access to health care, Dr. Debby Tsuang worked to find the best ways to remotely assess cognitive and mental health symptoms in African Americans. A new project, funded by the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions, aims to pave the way towards more inclusive and representative diagnosis and research.

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Awards for New Ideas in Alzheimer’s Research: Learn about the ADRC Development Project Awards 2022-2023

March 15, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 awardees of the ADRC Development Projects! These projects, led by postdoctoral fellows and faculty members, use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Group Haiku by the Gathering Place

February 18, 2022

Members of the Gathering Place collectively wrote these haikus to describe some of their most salient experiences receiving medical care and the challenging emotions that arose for them through their experiences living with dementia.

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Do Microglia Cells Hold the Key to Understanding Personal Genetic Risk in Alzheimer’s Disease?

January 28, 2022

A team led by ADRC's Jessica Young, PhD and Suman Jayadev, MD are working to document how the biology of microglia and neurons is disrupted in Alzheimer’s disease patients. The researchers want to understand how an individual’s genetic background influences their own disease process, and ultimately, how they may respond to targeted treatments.

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Mark Your Calendar for Brain Awareness Week Webinar on March 9!

January 28, 2022

This free webinar is geared towards members of the general public who are interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease, brain cell types, and current research in both areas.

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Dementia risk drops after cataract surgery

January 26, 2022

Older people who had cataract removal surgery to improve their eyesight were less likely to develop dementia from any cause compared with those who did not, according to new research findings from the Adult Changes in Thought Study.

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The Memory Hub Opens!

January 20, 2022

The Memory Hub started as a big dream. It was a dream to create a home for the support, education, and engagement programs that the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center offers for people with memory loss and their families—a warm, welcoming, and non-clinical place, where someone with memory loss is a person, not a patient or research participant. Over time, the dream expanded to involve a vibrant group of partner organizations, and a vision to spread dementia-friendly programs from Seattle across the state!

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